A client and I headed to the local home improvement store. The local Home Depot had great laminate flooring in a Brazilian Cherry color and padding for sale at an incredible price. Total cost per square foot with tax was less than $1.50!
For the upstairs bathroom they had a floating linoleum flooring that looked like tile. It was very rich and at $2.30/sf the bathroom would really look great. The current floor prep would be minimal. Pull up the damaged linoleum and remove all the damaged wood. Then float the self-leveling floor patch, let dry and apply the new product. Voila, a new look in a short time.
The cost of materials was minimal compared to the difference in the look of the condo. Try it and see the difference. These make great weekend projects.
And the “it” you won’t lose is money left behind when you sell your home.